Ferrous 2017

Hereford is celebrating its blacksmithing heritage with a brand new event in the city centre, Ferrous 2017, which starts on Friday 20th October 2017. The city centre will come alive to the sights and sounds of the six hot metal forges as blacksmiths and members of the public gather to create a beautiful bespoke artwork.
Development of the event has been spearheaded by Georgia Smith, strategy lead at Hereford BID and Del Done, Course Leader for Artist Blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts, who have teamed up to create an amazing array of activities in the city centre from Have a Go Forging to internationally acclaimed exhibitions.
The event is part of Hereford BID’s business plan promise to deliver a major new event for the city.
The main elements of the event are:
  • Have a Go Forging in aid of St Michael’s Hospice in High Town, 20th - 22nd October
An opportunity to try your hand at blacksmithing by creating a stylish Gingko leaf which will be part of the bench commissioned by Ferrous2017 from leading artist blacksmith, Ambrose Burne. The bench is destined for the garden at St Michael’s Hospice, but which will be on show in High Town as it is made over the weekend of the event. Book your place here.
  • Transition Exhibition in Hereford Cathedral, 20th October - 13th November
A major international exhibition of contemporary forged ironwork on the theme of Transition exploring a range of themes connected with World War I.
  • Forge Exhibition in Hereford Art Gallery, Broad Street, 20th October - 13th November
A major new exhibition of forged metalwork featuring 15 internationally renowned metal artists, celebrating a heritage of innovation and claiming a place for contemporary forged metal here in Hereford today.
  • Pop-up Exhibition Trail in businesses all around Hereford City Centre, 20th October - 13th November
A fascinating art trail of historic and contemporary metal work all around Hereford City Centre, hosted by member businesses of Hereford Business Improvement District.